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New Graft Investigations Target Dozens of Top Brazil Officials

A long-running corruption scandal in Brazil involving numerous elites has expanded once again after a judge approved petitions to open investigations into dozens more politicians, including several top officials in the current government, for their suspected involvement in a massive graft scheme…

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Brazil Corruption Investigations to Target More Top Politicians: Reports

Hundreds of new corruption investigations could stem from testimony provided by executives of Brazil‘s biggest construction firm, media reports suggest, raising questions about the potential impact of the South American country’s long-running and expansive anti-graft drive…

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Headlines Do Not Match Charges Against Brazil Ex-President

Prosecutors have charged Brazil‘s former President Luiz Inácio “Lula” da Silva for the first time with direct involvement in a wide-ranging corruption scheme, raising a number of questions about the extent of the ex-leader’s role in the graft…

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Brazil Judge Notes Enormous Cost of ‘Systematic Corruption’

The judge handling the biggest political graft case in Brazil‘s history says “systemic corruption” has generated “enormous” costs for the country, adding that institutional factors have complicated efforts to address the issue…

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Massive Brazil Corruption Scandal Takes on International Scope

A wide-ranging corruption investigation involving two of Brazil‘s largest companies has moved into the international realm following allegations against foreign officials, including Peruvian President Ollanta Humala…

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Plea Bargains in Brazil Corruption Case Generate Controversy

The massive corruption scandal rocking Brazil is generating new controversy over the use of plea bargains, which prosecutors claim have proven indispensable in taking down an expansive criminal network, while critics argue the deals allow offenders to skirt justice…

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